On April 25th, the Pistol Club hosted a Powder Puff Shoot for women only. Ten local women participated in this fun competition, which was a timed event involving steel targets as well as paper scoring targets. The ladies even had to slay a Zombie to complete the course of fire. Many of the women were novice shooters but did very well on the course that involved a .22 caliber rifle, .22 pistol and, a 9mm pistol. Many thanks to all of the volunteers: Eric Liznik, Robyn and Jerry Whitaker, Daryl Biggs and Al Smith!! Everyone had a blast!! I would also like to thank Dwayne Cyr and Eric Liznik who have done such a great job of upgrading the steel target area. They built the “log cabin” that houses the large target trees. The target trees are self-resetting and now have heavy plates for 9mm through to .45 as well as lighter plates for .22. My wife’s favorite steel targets are the small silhouette animals. Do yourself a favour and take your sweetheart out to the club to plink with a .22 or something bigger, you’ll be glad you did!!
April 26th the LOWGC Rifle Division held our 100 meter Hunter Benchrest Match right on time thanks to the early spring thaw. Conditions were mild but shooting over the 40, 60 and 75 meter Rimfire Silhouette bunkers gave us some unexplained hi/lo shots. There were 13 shooters, some with really good shooting factory guns shot by guys who knew how to get the best out of them. There were two new range records set. Rod Jack obliterated his old Hunter Class record by 16 points and Jacques Choquette beat his old Varmint Hunter record by six points. There were more 50 targets shot with factory guns than any previous match. In VFS/Open Class there was a 2 way tie for first place and a 2 way tie for second place with the same number of points and X dots. The ties were decided by the “miss and out” method starting on the first bull of the first target.
1st Place Rod Jack 243/250 (3X) .308
2nd Place Rod MacDonell 203/250 (1X) .308
3rd Place Ken Chambers 192/250 .308
Varmint Hunter Class
1st Place Jacques Choquette 243/250 (6X) .223
2nd Place Donovan Jack 237/250 (3X) .223
3rd Place Calvin Yanchycki 234/250 .223
1st Place Matt Cyr 249/250 (6X) 6ppc
2nd Place Phil Nick 249/250 (6X) .30 br
3rd Place Calvin Yanchycki 248/250 (8X) 6ppc
Thanks to Spencer King, Calvin and the Jack family for driving long distances to improve the quality of our competition. Cal shot his first 3 targets clean and I thought he was going to flog us like he does in Selkirk. Thanks to the shooters and volunteers that help make these shoots possible.
Front row L to R Rod MacDonell, Matt Cyr, Calvin Yanchycki, Phil Nick, Ron Pettis.
Back row L to R Donovan Jack, Rod Jack, Dwayne Cyr, Al Cardinal, Jacques Choquette, Ken Chambers, Spencer King.
Missing: Richard Bootsveld
The road will once again be open as of Saturday April 18th
Thank you for your patience during the thaw!
Saturday May 2, 2015 – Kenora Legion
Bar opens at 5:00 Supper at 6:30
Tickets $25.00 single $45.00 a pair
Music, Silent Auction, Door Prize, Draws for Prize Packages.
Tickets available from Rod MacDonell or Denise Pelletier 468-8342
See you there!
A big congratulations to our biathletes who competed in the Canada Winter Games out in Prince George, BC. Here are some photos of the action.
The Biathlon division held a Track Attack session with some junior biathletes on March 15. Check out some of the pictures from the event.
Spring is here so the gate will remain locked until the road is in suitable condition to drive on. The range is still open and available to be used but you will need to walk in.
The locks have been changed for 2015. Please call Rod MacDonnell at 468-8342 to get your new key.
The 2015 Rifle Schedule has been posted under the Rifle Section.
Just a quick video to show the members what the Biathlon division has been up to. This is the rig that is used to groom the trails.